Join Nicole Walsh for this in depth journey into the anatomical and energetic intelligence in your body, refine your practice, and discover a deeper understanding of the human body through yoga asana.
A good foundation in Anatomy is essential for yoga teachers, and helpful for those dedicated yogis who want to have a deeper connection to their own practice.
Our focus is on keeping people safe, preventing injury and dealing with common anatomical and physiological issues that can often be present during yoga practice. We'll tune in to the subtle nuances of human biomechanics through the structural alignment of the musculoskeletal system, and the effect of yoga practice on the body in relation to stability, strength and mobility.
Building on knowledge of anatomical function, Nicole will guide you through an understanding of the energetic pathways of the body based on the Five Vayus (movements of energy). From this knowledge, you'll discover primary alignment actions in yoga asana through observation, personal practice and assisting.
Hands-on assisting is a topic of much discussion in recent years, and where possible, a skilful hands-on assist can be an exceptional teaching tool, and may be transformational and empowering to receive if the approach is sincere, sensitive and respectful of each student's personal needs.
We live in a world now where the ability to teach alignment with 'hands-off' assisting techniques is essential. This training has evolved to explore ways to enhance your teaching with skilful verbal cues, embodied suggestion and demonstration of asana refinement and energetics.
Through this five-day teacher training, you'll build a deeper awareness of yoga asana within your own body, and enjoy transferring this knowledge through deep discussion and a delicious exchange of hands-on AND hands-off assists with your fellow trainees.
Expand your repertoire and 'yogic toolkit', while gaining confidence whether you are practicing or teaching!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- How to see people’s bodies rather than just poses - techniques of observation so you know how to be effective when guiding your students in asana practice.
- Structural alignment of the body, with an understanding of the many types of variations in bone and joint structure, and how these affect the practice of asana.
- The energetics of the moving body - understand the prana vayus, the movements of energy through the body; and how the key actions of any asana can be enhanced by tuning in to these energy pathways.
- Understand both the physical and energetic pathways to movement, so that your teaching becomes grounded in both science and philosophy.
- How to build healthy relationships with your students, cultivating trust and connection.
- Learn how to support, stabilise, awaken and deepen your students’ practice through the different types of hands-on and hands-off assisting
- How to offer subtle verbal refinements to individuals and to the whole class, for a more embodied asana experience
- The principles of assisting and adjusting - how to be clear about your intention, and adjust with clarity and purpose
- How to know who, when and how to hands-on assist, and when to ask for permission, so that any hands-on assists become an empowering and potent teaching tool
- The magic of touch - learn about different types of touch, how and when to use them
CHOOSE YOUR TRAINING FORMAT - IN-STUDIO OR ONLINE
We offer this training in either an in-studio or online format. Both formats are presented together live. If you choose to study online, you will be involved in the live workshops from the studio and receive the benefit of in the moment questioning and feedback. The live sessions will also be available as recordings for both course formats for 12 months. Please see below for more details.
COURSE DATES, LOCATION AND LOGISTICS
The in-studio course will be held at:
Level 2, 137 Devonshire St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
The online course will be available through our Online Teacher Training Course Portal
Dates & TIMES
Friday 17 February 5pm-9pm
Saturday 18 February 8am-5pm
Sunday 19 February 8am-5pm
Friday 24 February 5pm-9pm
Saturday 25 February 8am-5pm
Sunday 26 February 8am-5pm
The course will include morning asana and meditation practice, theory and practical sessions.
Bring a yoga mat, notebook and pen, and an open heart and mind!
Please note that accommodation and meals are not included.
This training is open to those with a 200hr yoga teacher training qualification. If you have not completed 200-hours of yoga teacher training, please get in touch with us to assess your suitability for this course by contacting email@example.com.
This training forms part of InYoga’s 200, 300/350 and 500-hour teacher training pathways through Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. Participants who have already completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training will receive a 50 hour certificate for this course.
There will be a homework assignment and practical assessment for certification.
HOW THE ONLINE COURSE IS DELIVERED
The online format is taught live via Zoom over a 5-consecutive day immersion, with recordings available to review after the live sessions.
You'll access the course content through our Online Teacher Training Course Portal on the InYoga website. Replays will become available 24-48 hours after the live sessions are recorded, and you’ll have 12 months to access and review the course content.
Your teacher training manual will be available in an online format. If you would like a hard copy of the manual, you may request one to be sent to you for the cost of AUD$50 plus postage.
Live Online Participation
If you're able to participate live online (highly recommended!), each day you'll log into our Online Course Portal to access the Zoom links to join the live sessions. The live format will include daily yoga practices, live interactive sessions, homework assignments, digital teacher training manual, and downloadable worksheets. Participating live will allow you to interact your trainers and other trainees through real-time discussion and group work. Your live participation and completion of homework assignments and exercises will award you with a 50-hour teacher training certificate. The training materials will be available to you for 12 months from the start date of the course.
Daily Schedule for Live Participation
All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Easter Daylight Time (AEDT) if applicable
5pm-6:15pm Yoga practice
6:45pm-9:00pm Evening Session (includes 10 minute break)
8am - 9.30am Yoga practice
9.30am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 1:15pm Morning Session (includes 15 minute break)
1:15pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Session (includes 15 minute break)
Please note all lecture sessions will include ample break time to allow everyone to feel refreshed between sessions. Maximum session time is 90 minutes.
Flexible Self-Paced Participation
You're welcome to take this training at your own pace, if participating live is not possible due to circumstances or time zone. Through our Online Course Portal, you'll receive access to all recorded yoga classes and training sessions, as well as digital teacher training manual and downloadable worksheets.
To receive a 50-hour teacher training certificate, you will need to complete all homework assignments and exercises to ensure you have integrated the information taught. The training materials will be available to you for 12 months from start date of the course.
Full payment is required at the time of booking
Cancellation and Withdrawal
Withdrawal from single module purchase:
No refund for cancellations within 14 days of course commencing.
Outside of the 14-day no-refund period, cancellations will incur a $150 administration fee. Alternatively, you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.
Withdrawal from package module purchase:
No refund for cancellations, however you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.
95% attendance is required for a teacher training certificate to be awarded.